I found out I have Lupus about 5 years ago. I'm 50 years old. It seems that each flare I get is worse than the last one. I get about 7-8 flares a year and take steroids to control them. I am in a flare right now. I am having problems swallowing, and started choking the other day. I'm a little scared since I have (regurgitated) my food ever since I can remember. I went to the doctor, since my chest also hurts, my upper right shoulder hurts, and my whole back is killing me. I am scheduled for an endoscope on Monday. My Great Uncle died of esophageal cancer, so I'm trying not to worry. Could all this just be inflammation from lupus? Is Esophageal Cancer hereditary?View Thread
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